The Del Mar Arena is a 100,290-square-foot building that was enclosed by a new roof in April 2009. The Arena can host a wide variety of events, including sports events such as horse shows and soccer matches, as well as concerts and trade shows.
It has grandstand seating on its east and west sides, and elevated concrete stage platforms at its north and south ends. A glass-fronted skybox dining room sits above the East Grandstand. Adjacent to the covered arena are two smaller open arenas.
The Arena is home to the three-week Del Mar National Horse Show in April-May, and has also been the home of the San Diego Sockers since the team's 2009-10 season. The Arena has no interior pillars, which means there are no blocked views from any of the seats.
Dimensions in feet: 317 x 153 Ceiling height: 50 feet Booth space: Available Seating capacity:
East Grandstand: 1,675
West Grandstand: 1,868 Total Grandstand seating: 3,543
Floor capacity: 5,000 Total Arena capacity: 8,543
Experienced event staffing includes:
Food and beverage
Video and audio needs
Security and parking
Public events are listed on the Fairgrounds' Web site and electronic sign at the high-visibility intersection of Jimmy Durante Boulevard and Via de la Valle. Public events also are included in a Monthly Events calendar that is emailed to an opt-in list of about 50,000.
Click a photo below for details, or download the Surfide and Del Mar Arena PDF here.